U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Please Choose One For Yourself

What kind of gardener are you? I have a stack of Holiday cards, and you can decide which one appeals to you the best. You might like more than one!
You are the most supportive, kind and encouraging group of friends anyone can wish for, and I hope 2010 will bring you peace, health, sunshine, love and joy!
Let's start.
If you are a Cottage gardener, this card is for you:

If you are a Desert gardener, this is for you:

This one is for a Water/Container gardener:

Gardening with kids?

Indoor gardener?

Oriental Style gardener?

This one is for a Tropical gardener:

Succulent gardener? This is for you:

For a Romantic gardener:

For a Wildflower gardener:

Do you have a "Will - Garden - for - Food" Gardener in your family?
This is for Him:

Have a furry helper? Amur is chewing on an edible Christmas card, but I am sure they make doggie New Year cards too!

This card is for a Sandy Soil gardener:

For a Vegetable Gardener:

Gone-to-Dogs gardener?

For a Formal Gardener:



  1. Great post Tatyana. I'm an eclectic gardner. I just love pretty flowers.

    Happy New Year Tatyana!

  2. Oh we are truly spoilt for choice Tatyana :) Wishing you happiness, good health and peace in 2010!

  3. Wow, the wildflower gardener card could be from my homestate (Alaska) so I gotta love that one. I think I'm going to go with the sandy soil card because a warm beach sounds divine this time of year. Creative post, thanks!

    Christine at Last Frontier Garden

  4. Oh, I don't know exactly where I fit in....I am a desert gardener with a cottage style. Although, I think my favorite is the Scooby Doo Chia Pet. Happy New Year Tatyana!

  5. Whoa, what a lot of work these are, and so wonderful to look at. I'm ruthlessly eclectic too, so I get to pick all of them, right? Happy New Year to you as well, Tatyana!

  6. An amazing post Tatyana! I love all of the images. Is that you with the sled dogs? That's a great picture.

  7. All is works like wonderful love.

    This year, I'm glad for the opportunity to meet with you.

    Thank you for showing your wonderful works.

    I look forward to a reencounter with you next year.

    Wish you a Happy New Year 2010.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.

  8. Wow, Tatyana! What a great post! A lot of time and thought went into this. The three that spoke to me are the cottage, desert and romantic.

    May 2010 be filled with love, happiness, and good health. May your gardens bless you with their healing, joyous beauty.

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

  9. Wonderful post!! If I had to pick one it would be 'Gardening With Kids'. I love the picture of the heart! Is it in your garden? It's stunning.

  10. Once again a very entertaining post Tatyana. You always have a way of holding our attention. Love all the pictures!
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful coming New Year.
    It has been a pleasure getting to know you since I started blogging!

  11. What a marvelous and joyful post. BEautiful!! Photos! Clever... Very clever! Happy New Year Tatyana! Carol

  12. Tatyana, So many beautiful choices! I have to say, the sled dog lover in me (I have an Alaskan Malamute named Yukon) would pick the Gone-to-Dogs, the succulents are some of my favorites, and the wild flowers remind me of our mountains. So, many, many Happy New Years wishes to you! Kathy

  13. I think I'm a romantic wildflower gardener who has gone to the dogs! I was thinking, how creative you are and how much time it takes to do that post. You are a special lady. Thank you, and Happy New Year to you, too!

  14. This is very clever and fun. I love flowers, so it is hard to pick but humor gets me so I pick the tropical garden photo.
    Happy New Year to you too.

  15. Oh gosh, so many nice cards.....which one to choose?
    I think the oriental and wildflower ones are my favorites.

    Have a great new year!

  16. Oh, I can't decide ~ too many beautiful choices Tatyana! I fit in several categories ~ I probably love the cottage garden style the most but I do a lot of container gardening and indoor gardening (because of how long our winters are). I also just started water gardening last year. What I'd love is to have my toes in the sand right now like yours were....!
    Happy New Year!!

  17. Танюша, спасибо за прекрасные фото и теплые поздравления!!!!!Мне очень запомнилось второе фото с такой сиреневой травкой пушистой)Как она называется?
    Я тебе тоже от всей души желаю всего самого лучшего в новом году!!!Что бы мальчишки твои тебя радовали, в том числе и муж и конечно пушистый твой сыночек Амур)!!! Здоровья им всем и тебе конечно!! Садик твой процветает!!! С Наступающим!!!


  18. They are all beautiful!
    I prefer all with see/lake on them, they just remind me of summer... and I would change cold winter day for a summer one anytime.

  19. Oooh, I can't decide....I love the succulents, the desert garden, the trimmed heart, the wildflowers....& of course the doggies!

  20. I would love to have a 'true' Cottage day!

  21. Great collection of photos for every gardener!!
    Happy New Year to you.

  22. HI T! They are all super gorgeous ! MY faves are: the Cottage. the Romatic and the WildFlower! Awesome! Fantastic job...sterling post!

  23. I haven't found my gardening style, yet, but these are all fabulous. I love the people statues in the oriental card. Those are really cute. Happy New Year! :)

  24. I want to be a more Romantic gardener in the coming months. Ruma's comment is the sentiment I want to portray.

    Thank you all.

  25. I can't decide, too many choices, all so wonderful...

  26. What wonderful pictures, and what a lot of choices! I am totally indecisive and can't make up my mind--can I have them all?

    p.s. Nice to be back here and to see your lovely blog again, and Congratulations on the honours you've received this year -- truly deserved!

  27. LOL, you crack me up. And I know those feet. LOL
    I did not see my garden 'if you are a junk decor gardener'. I do so enjoy your postings. Looking forward to more in 2010.

  28. Happy new year to you and yours, too, tatyana! And please give Amur Shiloh's very best regards!

  29. I am thinking which category do I strongly belong to.... haha. ~bangchik

  30. Those are all so pretty it's hard to choose!
    I've had such a hard time getting on Blotanical the last few days to do picks I finally gave up and am trying to get caught up on posts.

  31. Can I have the urn of Echevierias? This whole post radiates the fun and joy you had putting it together. We live to blog. Well sometimes ...

  32. What a pretty collection of cards! Love them all though I'm most definitely the Wildflower gardener. (And all my weeds are wildflowers, too. ;)

    Happy New Year!

  33. I loved ALL of these!

    Please stop by my blog today (12/30)..there is something there I think will interest you.
    And, if any other of your readers love photography, they should stop by to (

  34. How cute this post, Tatyana! =)
    I found myself undecided between the cottage, desert and tropical, but all the cards are really delicious!
    One on the beach I was very amused, reminded me of our beautiful beaches and I could immerse myself in you.
    I wish you and all your friends a wonderful and luxuriant amazing new year !!!!!

  35. Wanted to post quickly that I have a new blog now. I have completed my move from FL to KY. Just click on my name to get to the new blog. Hope you had a good holiday and a will have a Happy New Year.


  36. A beautiful post, Tatyana, but I can't choose because, depending on mood, all are all a part me :) Happy New Year!

  37. Hi Girlfriend~~ You are so gosh darn creative! I love this post. What I want to know is, what kind of gardener are you? I've seen hints of cottage. And of course, children. [Handsome!] Indoor? Well, that Chia is looking mighty fine. Oriental? Yes--this photo is from your yard, isn't it? Tropical? You must be. I've seen your sense of humor at work. Succulent? Yes. This is from your garden too, isn't it? You're definitely a romantic. If you're not a wildflower GARDENER, you're definitely a wildflower sightseer. I'm not sure about the gardening for food. Dogs? Definitely a yes. Your banner is a dead giveaway, not to mention your handsome sled dogs. Can't do much gardening with this delectable sight of sand and sea lulling you into suntan land.

    I suppose I'm a little bit of all of these too. But mostly I'm a tropical gardener. Those garden art people are LOL funny.

    Best wishes for the coming year, Tatyana.

  38. Hi Tatyana! I wish You Happy New Year! Kaija from Crow Cottage

  39. I think the wildflower gardener picture for me! Happy New Year!

  40. The wildflower garden will do it for me. Happy New Year

  41. Tatyana, I'd love the wildflowers card. Happy New Year 2010 to you and your family. May all your dreams come true!

  42. I wish you a Happy New Year! pretty photography!CONGRATULATIONS!

  43. What a fabulous post. How do you do it? All those great photos and great ideas. And fun to read. Happy New Year! P.S. Any and all of your cards would be fine with me.

  44. Happy new year to you Tatyana! Love the cards!

  45. I love them all, Tatyana! I hope you've been enjoying the wishes for a Happy New Year!

  46. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Answering the questions:
    -Desert garden - could it be a cotton candy grass?
    -All the pics are taken by me, but only the following are from my own place: kids, indoor, vegetable and formal. I, myself, am an eclectic gardener, I think.

  47. I am; not sure what kind of gardener I am because I loved all of them. Partial to the sandy toes and the german shepherd though. Just love the beach and dogs but that has nothing to do with gardening. Your photos are all beautiful and thanks for the good wishes I hope you and your family enjoy good health and happiness and everything you are hoping for. Happy New Year!

  48. I love all of these cards Tatyana !
    I want to be a little of everything .. can that be possible ? LOL .. I will enjoy them all no matter the destination : )
    Thanks girl !

  49. Such a bounty of choices, it's hard to settle. Hmm, I think I should choose the vegetable gardener or the cottage gardener, based on what I actually do... but oh, I so loved the romantic gardener photo :)

    Happy New Year to you!

  50. You are something Tatyana!! Happy New Year clever lady/1

  51. I will always pick the heart.
    Love all the choices!
    Thanks and Happy new year to you!

  52. I love them all and wish I could be all those gardeners. Each one is more beautiful than the last. I think I fit best in the Cottage Gardener. My favorite picture = Amur munching a Christmas card. It brings back memories of my naughty German Shepherd, Kate.
    Thank you for the lovely and creative New Year's wishes. Happy New year to you!

  53. Happy New Year to you and your family, Tatyana. We hope this year is the best for you. Diana

  54. Now let me see - what kind of gardener am I today? Furry friended? Sandy soiled? Food gardener? (Stop that, Jack, the holiday season is over. Tatyana should have posted a salad anyway, not a steak!) Hmmm... Romantic? Wildlife? One of those two I guess. Today, anyway!

  55. With you post had to think and just can't decide!

    Happy New Year and many more beautiful gardening moments!

  56. Hi Tatyana

    Lets hope for peace in 2010.

    Well, I can't get off the fence here, I like all the cards.


  57. Tatyana, thanks for your creativity throughout the year...Happy Holidays to you and yours! Brian

  58. How you spoil us to be able to choose ones own card. I am happy with the cottage garden. They are all wonderful. Lots of Love and Happiness in the New Year.xo T.

  59. How thoughtful of you to think of everybody. I love one of the dog eating the card, but I am really a sucker for a puppy dog.

    Great post, Tatyana, I am wishing health and happiness for you and yours in 2010!

  60. Tatyana,
    All so pretty. I'm especially drawn to the photo for water/container gardener but all of them are unique and offer a good greeting!

  61. Hi Tatyana, a healthy and wealthy New Year for you! That collection of New Year cards are both fabulous and amusing for me. I think you are also amused yourself when you are posting them. They are collections of treasures as well. Thanks for all of them....But my choice of garden is not there, lol. The biodiversity garden! Please visualize it, i actually have it in my site, but of course the photographer is not as creative with composition and light, lol again. You are inspiring Tatyana.

  62. Great post Tatyana - I'm spoiled for choice! I've narrowed it down to the Oriental Garden (obviously!) but have also claimed water and vegetable ....maybe I'm just a bit greedy for more of your lovely photos!

    May you have a happy, healthy, joyous 2010 :)

  63. How to choose just one with so many options?!! Happy New Year to YOU Tatyana! Wishing you the best for 2010!

  64. I'm a wildflower gardener with a furry'helper', love the cards. Happy New Year

  65. Great post! What caught my eye was the succulent and tropical gardener! I think I picked tropical because it reminded me of a vacation! Happy new year to you, too!

  66. Lovely enjoyed looking at the photographs.
    Cottage and wildflower gardening are the ones for me.....

    Happy New Year to you.....

  67. Dear Tatyana, I love them all! Such an enchanting way to wish the best for everyone. I have to ask about the Chia though, we had total failure with Spongebob! Now the seeds are all gone. Was there a secret to this type of gardening? :-)
    May 2010 bring you the best of the best!

  68. I think, after going through the choices a few times, that I am a strange amalgam of many of these gardens. So, I can't choose one, but I can choose ALL of them plus a miniature faerie garden too.

    Happy New Year!

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island


Thank you for stopping by and for your comment! I appreciate your time! See you soon on your blog!

Blog Archive

Search This Blog

Follow by Email

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



Abyssinian Banana Actaea s. Alaska Amaryllis Amur Maple Aquilegia Aralia Arizona Arundel Castle Gardens Autumn Before and After Berry Bird Houses Blotanical Blue Poppy Book review Botanical Gardens Bouquets Butchart Gardens California Calla Canada Clematis Coleus Conifers Containers Corydalis Dahlia Dan Klennert Desert Landscape Dogs Dry creek bed Elandan Gardens End of Month View England Euphorbia Eze France Exotic garden Fall garden Favorite plants Favorite plants. Tree Philodendron Fences Foliage Formal gardens Foxglove France Fuchsia Garden decor Garden elements Garden works Gardening Tips Gardens of nature Gardens to see Gardens to see (tours) Geraniums Germany Giveaway Giverny Gossler Farms Nursery Grasses Great Dixter Greenhouse gunnera Hampton Court Hellebores Herbs and Vegetables Heronswood Hidcote History of gardening Holidays Hops Hosta Hydrangea Illumination Italy Japanese maple Kew Lakewold Gardens Lavatera Lavender Leucosceptrum stellipilum ‘Ogon' Lobelia tupa Meconopsis Melianthus major Minter Gardens Missouri Botanical Garden My Garden My Open Garden MY PICTURE OF THE DAY Neighborhood NPA Open Gardens NWFGS Old Goat Farm Orchids Oregon Pampas grass Peony Perennials Plant ID Poppy Problem areas Recipes Rhododendron Rock garden Romneya c. Russia and Russian Art Sarah P. Duke Gardens Serre de la Madone (Lawrence Johnston) Shade Garden Shrubs Sissinghurst Sky Watch Slope garden Slugs Spring/Summer garden Stachys Succulents Summer/Fall garden Texas Arboretum The Garden of Great Depression Tree Peony Trees Trips Tulip Festival Uncategorized Vegetable garden WA Weigela Wells Medina Nursery White garden Wild animals Wild flowers Wineries Winter and winter garden Wordless Wednesday
Copyright 2009-2018 TatyanaS, MySecretGarden Blog


Thank you! Best 130 Gardening Blogs